Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

Pasta Fresca from Noodles & Co. Balsamic, white wine and roasted garlic-sautéed penne pasta with baby spinach, fresh tomato and red onion. Topped with parsley and parmesan or feta cheese

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sauté Instructions:
  2. In a very hot sauté pan, add: extra virgin olive oil, pre-cooked farfalle (bow-tie pasta), roma tomatoes, diced red onions, kosher salt & cracked pepper.
  3. Sear noodles, stirring occasionally until steaming hot.
  4. Add: baby fresh spinach, 1 oz. fresca sauce.
  5. Toss to combine, serve with freshly shaved parmesan cheese.
  6. FRESCA SAUCE: (for 15 servings) 1/4 cup fresh garlic, 2 teaspoons kosher salt, 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar, 1/4 cup sweet white wine, 1 cup extra virgin olive oil.
Most Helpful

"This recipe was ok, but it's not Noodles & Co. Pasta Fresca. N&C doesn't use balsamic vinegar. I'd just add the white wine and chicken stock directly to the pan."

To this person...They actually do use balsamic vinegar...Check their website.
And it tastes like they use quite a bit more than this recipe calls for, so I added some extra.

erinschaub1992 March 31, 2012

Pasta Fresca is my favorite dish at Noodles and Co. So I thought I would try to make it at home. This recipe turned out exactly like Noodles! I love it! Made it for a crowd last night and it was a hit. Thanks!

mostack March 06, 2010

I love Noodles & Company's Pasta Fresca, but I agree with the others, it isn't the same as what they make. It still tastes good though! One thing I would warn about is the sauce that you add in the end. The recipe is set for 15 servings for the sauce no matter what you have set for the recipe. I made that mistake when making this for the first time.

Brittany C. February 16, 2015